Confused by the discovery of a bald patch on my scalp after symptoms have otherwise improved greatly

by Erica
(Illinois)

Hello, after one and a half years of using a high dose of Natpro daily (400-600mg), I am happy to report that I have had much improvement in my symptoms.

I had suffered from severe PMS symptoms since my early 30's (I am 39 now), the worst being fatigue so overpowering that I could not function for several days of each month, only being able to lay down for most of the day. The improvements have come very gradually, I was mistaken at first to hope that something I tried would remove the symptoms the next month, so I just wanted to say have patience with it, it can take a couple years for significant improvement.

Recently however, I discovered that I have a pretty large bald patch on my scalp, around 2 inches across, on the crown of my head to the left. What I've read on here indicates that it is alopecia areata. I was hoping that someone on this site could help me to understand what caused this? I feel like there must be a link with my hormone inbalance. Could it be that I am continually improving and that it is just a side effect of my body ridding itself of the excess oestrogen? Or is it a cause for more concern?

Thank you so much to Wray and Joy and others who have given me so much hope and information!

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Jul 22, 2019
Confused by the discovery of a bald patch on my scalp after symptoms have otherwise improved greatly
by: Joy

Hi Erica

I am so pleased that progesterone has helped you and I agree with you, it can take time before positive results are achieved. As mentioned many times on this website, everyone is different and react differently with progesterone therapy.

I am not sure if you have read the Hair Loss page, it explains alopecia in detail and possible causes. Certain nutrients help, Inositol is one of them, 2000mg per day. NAC, 2000mg per day is also recommended. Excess testosterone can also be a cause as well as Thyroid problems. May I suggest that you try some of the nutrients mentioned on the hair loss page and see how you get on.

Take care.

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